Album Review: Acting My Age by The Academic (8/10)

Acting My Age by The Academic marks the Irish band’s first official release with Capitol Records. Produced by indie rock veteran Nick Hodgson (formerly of The Kaiser Chiefs), this EP is an artful blend of love songs that range from indietronica and power pop to alternative rock. The title track is an apology song from lead singer, Craig Fitzgerald, to an old flame who he neglected to nurture, due to a rebellious unwillingness to accept adulthood. But the highpoint of this EP is an indie-rock ballad called “Them.” This retrospective composition adds a much-needed level of seriousness to a collection of tracks that are otherwise quite lighthearted.

Distributed by: Capitol Records

Produced by: Nick Hodgson